So here and there I've been doing some last minute jobs when possible. Most importantly was the OS front wheel bearing - honestly it's insane how some jobs to some people are a nightmare, yet other find that job dead easy but another seemingly simple job hell on earth. I had my long awaited easy turn with what can be a pain in the arse job. The hub nut - with the help of a breaker bar and tube of scaffolding - came off reasonably drama-less. The old hub came off intact with the brake disc, the screw holding the hub together I'd sprayed with copper grease so wasn't seized. All changed to a new one in around 20 mins! Satisfyingly, the old hub bearing could be used as a musical instrument such was the knackered-ness of the bearing. With that sorted, the car feels much more positive to drive. That, and I'd luckily guestimated to complete turns of my track rod end should dial out any toe in, and the fronts are now bang on straight 0 degrees. I have a lot of set up work to do, but for now this will do me fine as a safe base to work from. Cheers for the help to Tom for most of this.

Next up...

Transponder

The transponder was next - quite important. You aren't racing without it! I've cunningly routed through my new made loom through the old brake wear sensor routing into the cab through the fusebox loom gromet in the bulkhead. From there it goes to the stereo plug on the accessory socket for hot-on-live power, and I'll assume from the green LED that in the pic it's working with the ignition on.

My really bad camera mount (the camera case cable tied to the cage) did provide some results at Llandow - see the video here , but a more up to the job solution was required. These generic camera mounts from demon Tweeks seem well engineered, and should pass as a basic driving standards camera to get me through one meeting. Plus I'll need to see where i'm driving badly, specifically...

Here we have a lap timer temporarily fixed for the moment. I'll quite possibly be too busy to notice it but what race car would be complete without one...

And talking of completeness, here is my number (actually bought these from ebay as wheelie bin numbers...). 29 being the age at which I first provisionally entered the championship and reserved.... very creative of course. Also, a bit sad in various ways. Not least that it's taken me a few years since to actually get sorted! Also - managed to bag some free wheel-rim swapping and balancing, courtesy of some sticker sponsorship fromĀ http://www.autocentres-gwent.co.uk/cwmbran-garage - good service cheers guys!

So there's a few more bits needing doing (as always), my anti theft steering wheel detachable boss - also handy for getting in and out of the car - is rattling a bit at speed on less than smooth roads. To be honest that's down to usage and skimping on budget, but as it's too close to me anyway I think at the tracks I'll just uninstall and re-install it afterwards. Won't take too long. The ride heights will also be adjusted there using my notes from Llandow. Noticed I've ticked all my prep list plus some bonus features, but of course I'm not ready and never will be completely...

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